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Taxes 2022: This IRS Tool Helps You Check The Status of Your Tax Refund

Tax season is in full swing and so many are filing their taxes early to try to get their refund back as soon as possible.

And I mean, who can blame them?

If you are one of the many that have filed their taxes and are waiting on a refund, there’s a way to check the status of your tax return.

For starters, you will want to be aware that the IRS has stated that due to the Child Tax Credit from last year, staffing shortages and the delay in processing of 2020 taxes, there is a major delay in tax refunds this year.

Knowing that, here’s how you can check the status of your tax return…

Once you’ve filed your tax return for 2021, you can head onto the IRS website and use the Where’s My Refund? tool.

From that page, click “Check My Refund Status” and you will need your social security number, filing status and the exact refund amount to view the status.

This tool is updated once a day, usually overnight.

The tool, which you can also download as an app on your phone, will tell you when your return has been received, when your refund has been approved and when it has been sent to you.

You should know that the IRS states that if you file electronically (e-file) you should receive your refund in less than 21 days after receiving your return.